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  • An illuminating task

    Despite some nailbiting on the part of Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson Jr., improvements at Trimble County High School should be completed by the start of school Aug. 12. Arrow Electric of Louisville completed installation of a new, state-of-the-art lighting system in the gymnasium, which also received

  • ACT scores rise for 2009-10 juniors

    Trimble County High School juniors continued last year to improve their scores on the ACT test. The state Department of Education began requiring all juniors to take the standardized exam, usually used for college admission, regardless of whether they planned to pursue higher education. Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson said Fr

  • NASCAR race will provide a boost for local economy

    Landing a date on NASCAR’s prestigious Sprint Cup schedule has long been the dream of racing fans throughout Kentucky, southern Indiana and southwest Ohio. The prospects looked good a year ago after Gov. Steve Beshear used nearby Kentucky Speedway as a backdrop to sign into law a bill which provided incentives for business expansion i

  • NEW YEAR WITH A NEW LOOK
  • Sprint Cup race coming to Sparta in ‘11

    With a Sprint Cup race car as a backdrop and surrounded by NASCAR and state government dignitaries, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith announced yesterday that Kentucky Speedway will play host to its inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Reaching the top echelon o

  • Local residents continue to battle extreme heat

    Residents of numerous area communities experienced record high temperatures last Wednesday as the thermometer climbed above the century mark. Louisville television stations reported a record high mark of 102 degrees in the Falls City. Both bank clocks on Highland Avenue in Carrollton displayed 107 degrees at 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 4. “The m

  • Veterans oppose street name change; Schuerman selected for entire street

    Veterans wanting to preserve the honor provided to one of their own led city leaders to vote down a street name change leading to the high school. Carrollton City Council unanimously voted down an ordinance naming the road connecting 11th Street to the entrance of Carroll County High School on Hwy. 227 Panther Way, instead conducted the firs

  • Survey is first step in preparing marketing plan for bridge closure

    Development of a successful marketing plan to lure business to Carroll County during the closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge next year was the primary focus of discussion between local business and government leaders during Friday’s meeting of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation. Marketing specialist Myndi Gardt encou

  • Court provides $3,000 for county records preservation

    The Carroll County clerk’s office will soon have new equipment dedicated to copying and preserving county records. Once the conversion process is completed, county residents and descendants of past residents will be able to continue to research important records and papers documenting the county’s past—including old court

  • P&Z begins work on update to city’s comprehensive plan

    Carrollton’s Planning and Zoning Commission is working to update the city’s comprehensive plan that serves as a guide to future development. At the Aug. 2 meeting, commissioners held preliminary discussions to review the plan that must be revised every five years. P&Z agreed to invite a representative from the Northern Kentuc